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As previously threatened, I am officially marking The History Blog’s passing the six million pageviews milestone with a Steve Austin reference. That’s really the only reason I’m even announcing this particular milestone. One million I announced because it’s a big deal; five million because we got there a lot faster than I expected. The six million figure only means anything to me because to this day I remain inordinately fond of the Six Million Dollar Man, especially the intro. Also, that Lee Majors could wear the hell out of suits both track and leisure.


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Comment by Michael
2015-01-20 10:04:45

Congratulations! I have enjoyed your interesting and informative blog for a little over a year now. Thanks.

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 20:43:56

Thank you for reading! :thanks:

Comment by Anonymous
2015-01-20 10:21:15

your site is a treasure. don’t stop

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 20:45:05

I won’t. This is the longest streak I’ve ever been on. :)

Comment by Carol
2015-01-20 10:29:27

That’s an excellent reason for a celebration. :) Congratulations!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 20:45:42

Thank you! I’m glad to see so much love for the great Steve Austin.

Comment by Wanda Susie
2015-01-20 10:46:43

Congrats! Celebrate !!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 20:46:30

Oh, I did. I ran very slowly in front of a mirror for like a minute.

Comment by Anonymous
2015-01-20 10:52:20

Love this blog!!!! And just look at Lee Major’s belt buckle!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 20:49:14

I know, right?! Could there be any better belt buckle in the world to accessorize a ribbed turtleneck and double-knit polyester beige leisure suit?

Comment by norm
2015-01-20 11:17:29

Six million, a few reasons: You publish everyday, a very wide variety of topics, good graphics and your contempt for looters would be my favorite. Congrats on the number.

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 20:57:07

Thank you kindly, norm. Sometimes I fear my lust for high resolution images has cross the line into a full-blown dragon-chasing addiction, but then I find a really great picture and forget all about it.

Comment by Karen
2015-01-20 11:17:33

Congratulations! Here’s to the next six million!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 20:58:13

Thank you! May the views proliferate like unto the hairs on Lee Major’s chest.

Comment by Kathy
2015-01-20 12:09:34

Thanks for keeping us enlightened! This site is my first stop each day.

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:01:40

I’m honored to be the official accompaniment of your complete breakfast. :thanks:

Comment by Mark S.
2015-01-20 12:21:53

Congratulations! I look forward to this blog everyday!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:02:47

Thank you! :thanks:

Comment by Penny
2015-01-20 15:27:55

LOVE this blog. It’s my favorite among several that I follow.
Love the heck out of this post.
Congrats on 6 million!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:05:47

Thank you! I didn’t realize Steve Austin would engender such a great response. When will I learn never to underestimate the power of the Bionic Man?

Comment by bort
2015-01-20 17:51:07

nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh!

:love: :love: :love:

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:06:12

I heard the tune! :boogie:

Comment by Shane
2015-01-20 18:58:53


I once worked on a tv commercial where an actor wore the orange jumpsuit Col. Austin wore in the opening sequence. I touched it. That’s right. I. Touched. The. Actual. Jumpsuit. And we walked it around the set like the holy grail for all to behold.

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:07:03


Comment by Igor
2015-01-20 19:38:46

Great, from around the world fresh news! Gorgeous high resolutions photos!I don’t know how you are surviving without adds but I love this site!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:09:29

Thank you! My ancient theme is so technologically moribund that I couldn’t even take ads if I wanted to, which I don’t, so it all works out. ;)

Comment by Steve MC
2015-01-20 19:52:56

My Steve Austin action figure stands proudly on a shelf across the room, so my admiration for this blog has only reached new heights by this post.

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:13:37

Ooh! Ooh! Is it the one with the bionic eye and engine block, or the one with the bionic eye and bionic grip?

Comment by Nan
2015-01-20 20:52:36

Congratulations! The information you impart through this blog is endlessly fascinating!

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-20 21:14:41

Thank you for being fascinated by the same things that fascinate me. :thanks:

Comment by John Cooper
2015-01-21 13:01:14

Probably my favorite blog, year after year—and I’m always reading 30 or 40. But was there ever a time when it was a blog barely alive?

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-22 02:34:45

There was, actually. I had a false start in June of 2006. Those first entries were so short as to be basically just links to news stories, and I contented myself with whatever trash thumbnail image was in the linked article. I lost interest after a few entries and didn’t pick it up again for almost a year and a half. But we rebuilt him! We had the technology!

Comment by Cordate
2015-01-21 21:42:39

Zomg. I hadn’t thought of that engine block in probably three decades but pop! There it is in the mind’s eye, complete with awkward arm articulation.

Comment by livius drusus
2015-01-22 02:30:47

Yes! I wasn’t fortunate enough to have an engine block Steve Austin of my own, but I’ve never forgotten its combination of randomness and awesomeness.

Comment by Michael Foster
2016-10-13 18:45:18

Does anyone know the designer of his belt?

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